Monthly Archives: December 2004

“task-list” vs “strategic” testing strategies

We must do check list testing, but too few teams evaluate and evolve their check lists.  Do they still make sense?  Do they still provide the best value?   Some things, e.g. virus checking, we must do because although the risk … Continue reading

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“small” versus “large” tests

am frequently asked and give advice on simple versus complex tests.  As the article below quotes: as expressed by Beizer [1995], the choice is not just between “large” and “small” tests, but between “several simple, obvious tests” and “fewer, but … Continue reading

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Research in Software Testing

One of the most interesting workshops I attended earlier this year was  Trends in Testing: Theory, Techniques and Tools 2004 University of Washington and Microsoft Research Summer Institute I recommend perusing the talks for some interesting pointers such as Making … Continue reading

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Introduction to Musings about Software Testing

For the umpteenth time I’m going to try blogging again.   I will mostly be posting various e-mail replies I have given to people that I believe are of a general nature.   Did you know that over 150 different testers at … Continue reading

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